Bell's Baltic Porter | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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3.85/5
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38 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mcallister on 04-25-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,950
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
38
pDev:
8.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of DanGeo
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MKrauss
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate in a snifter. This most excellent porter pours a
deep dark muddy brown with a very nice head of off white khaki foam that subsides to a
thick ring, thin layer, and shows some spotty lacing. Nose of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate,
and subtle cola notes mingling with light char and roast. Flavors hit the right note with a rich
and balanced coffee and dark chocolate note that has warming booze (8.1 abv by the way)
that is lightly astringent but not off putting with some char and dark molasses thrown in for
good measure. Very good mouth feel; medium full body, medium light carbonation, and a
rich coffee and chocolate finish with a touch of herbal hops.

More excellence from an excellent brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of Sparky44
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clager
2.95/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Blackop555
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tourdot
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bismarksays
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Themorganburke
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bung
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was reluctant to try this at the Cafe because their mainstay porter is my least favorite Michigan porter, but I thoroughly enjoyed this offering.

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Photo of deakin
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I wrote on a scrap of paper "dark chocolate, plums, earthy, acrid, chewy, salty, rye bread, bittering" at Bells when I had this. Overall a very nice brew.

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Photo of msumike89
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fargrow
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAND_MINE
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kzoobrew
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of A-Smoove
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler I got at the General Store.

A- Very, very dark brown coffee color as I'd expect from a Porter. Nice head that didn't last too long. Very little lacing.

S- Mostly coffee with a bit of dark chocolate. Very potent when the growler was opened, a bit less once the beer was poured. However, it retained a nice smell throughout drinking.

T- Smooth, quite carbonated and relatively equal amounts of coffee and dark chocolate.

M- Pretty smooth even with the solid amount of carbonation. Very pleasant initial silkiness that turns to flavorful carbonation.

O- An outstandingly drinkable Porter that is ever bit as good as my personal favorite of the style 3F Topless Wytch. May even be a bit smoother though the flavor isn't quite as potent. May reevaluate my top Baltic as this growler is finished up.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Bell's Baltic Porter from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 38 ratings